Squeezing in a last-minute vacation before school’s back in session? Franklin Police will keep an extra eye on your home while you do it!

Planning a last-minute vacation or weekend getaway before summer ends?

Franklin Police Officers will keep an extra eye on your home while you’re away.

To take advantage of this free service, complete this online form,

-Franklin Police Department-
Serving you, with excellence

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Couple wanted for stealing wallet, placing it in baby’s diaper bag

Franklin Police are working to identify two suspects wanted for stealing a woman’s wallet in Cool Springs.

The victim inadvertently left her wallet in a chair outside of JCPenney. The couple in these surveillance photos saw the unattended wallet when they were walking by. The female suspect then picked up the wallet and put it into her baby’s diaper bag. The couple left in a full-size champagne colored SUV with tinted windows.

Information on their identity
is worth up to $1,000
with an anonymous call
to Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
or click to submit an anonymous eTip
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Do work that matters: FPD accepting applications for School Patrol; Apply today

School Patrol PromoThe Franklin Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of School Patrol. Under general supervision, School Patrol team members are responsible for pedestrian safety and efficient vehicular traffic flow in assigned school zones.

Duties include directing vehicular traffic and ensuring the safety of children and other pedestrians attempting to cross traffic lanes in school zones. A high school diploma (or GED equivalent) is required.

The ideal applicant must be assertive, tactful, and able to work in varying weather conditions. Starting salary is $17.50/hour.


Crime Stoppers cash offered for ID of woman who racked up $2,300 using stolen credit cards

Franklin Police want to identify a suspect who used stolen credit cards last week at a Franklin Target and Walgreens. She got away with about $2,300 in merchandise ‘purchased’ with the stolen cards.

Information on her identity is
worth up to $1,000 with an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000 or click to submit an anonymous eTip

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Get a glimpse of life behind the badge; Applications for Franklin Police Department Citizens’ Academy now open

Are you a Franklin resident who wants to connect with police officers, in a unique way, while learning a bit more about how the FPD keeps Franklin safe? We’re currently accepting applications for upcoming sessions.

Classes meet for eight consecutive Thursdays from 6-9:00 pm. There are a few slots remaining in the cohort that begins September 6. Once it fills up, applicants will be placed on a waiting list and invited to attend a future offering. The Department hosts two a year.

  • Get to know our officers and command staff.
  • Hear from Franklin Police experts about intriguing topics like cold cases, crime scene investigation, SWAT operations, anti-drug and vice initiatives, critical decision-making, and community outreach.
  • Ride-along with a Franklin Police Officer.

Let’s get to know one another better!
Click for more info and to apply
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Franklin Police seeking information on Ramsey Solutions construction site theft

Franklin Police want to identify a suspect who stole nearly $7,000 in wire & other construction materials, on June 6, from the future home of Ramsey Solutions.

Do you recognize this truck or have information about the suspect? That information is worth up to $1,000 with an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000; or click to submit an anonymous eTip.

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Suspect in rash of Franklin auto burglaries in custody

Kedarius Smith
Age: 20
Nashville, TN

An intensive investigation has led to the identification of a suspect responsible for more than 15 auto burglaries, two stolen vehicles, several credit card frauds, and the aggravated burglary to a family home – all in Franklin.

Kedarius Smith, 20, of Nashville, is currently in custody in Simpson County, Kentucky. He is awaiting extradition to Williamson County, where he will be charged in a slew of crimes in Franklin.

Franklin Police are glad that Smith is off the street, but say that the need for residents to lock their car doors every night is as important as ever. “The number of burglaries to cars left unlocked by their owners continues to be a big problem,” said Lt. Charles Warner. “Preventing crime isn’t just police business – it’s everyone’s business. Residents who remove valuables from their vehicle and lock their car up every night are dramatically less-likely to become an auto burglary victim. We need your help, Franklin. Please, PLEASE, lock it up.”

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Released June 4, 2018: New photos are being released of a suspect wanted in a string of auto burglaries from Franklin’s Falcon Creek and Ladd Park neighborhoods.

*** Notice the unusual white spot on the suspect’s right elbow ***

Following the burglaries, this suspect quickly used credit cards he stole from unlocked cars. The unidentified suspect has been seen in the black Nissan pictured below. He has also been seen in a second vehicle, believed to be a black Honda.

Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information about this suspect.

Call Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
or submit an anonymous eTip

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Released May 11, 2018

Franklin Police are asking for the public’s help to take an at-large, armed felon off the street.

Early Thursday morning, as seen in this video, the suspect entered several unlocked cars in Franklin’s Ladd Park Subdivision. Only unlocked vehicles were targeted, and the suspect stole anything of value inside: gift cards, credit cards, electronics, etc.

Most troubling is the semi-automatic handgun that was stolen from one of the unlocked cars. The suspect, seen in these still images, used credit cards that were stolen during the burglaries later that same morning at the Walmart on Mallory Lane.

Franklin has seen an uptick in overnight auto burglaries in neighborhoods across the city. Police want to remind residents to remove your purses, computer bags, and other valuables – especially firearms, from your vehicle every night, and lock your car doors. Criminals hate well-lit areas, so be sure to turn on those outside lights, as well.

Franklin Police are offering a Crime Stoppers reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who can identify the suspect in these photographs and this video.

Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000, or
click to submit an anonymous eTip
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Franklin suspect arrested for drug dealing near school

Zachary Schrader
Age: 21
Franklin, Tennessee

A Franklin drug dealer is out on bond after his arrest, yesterday, for Felony Sale of Marijuana and Felony Delivery of Marijuana in a drug-free zone (school).

Zachary Schrader, 21, sold drugs to a confidential informant working with Franklin PD Vice & Narcotics Detectives, on numerous occasions, earlier this year. Schrader is free on a $20,000 bond and due in court on July 26. Schrader was out on bond for a previous drug charge at the time of his arrest, yesterday.

Do you have information on crimes involving the sale of drugs in Franklin?

Report it anonymously by calling
Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000,
or click to submit an anonymous eTip
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Hot weather safety reminders, courtesy Franklin Police & Nextdoor

As summer temperatures rise so does the rate of heat-related incidents. The Franklin Police Department reminds you to take these 7 precautions to ensure you and your neighbors are able to enjoy the summer weather safely:

  1. NEVER leave children or pets alone in hot vehicles! Heat can quickly rise in a car … up to 20 degrees in just 10 minutes! If you see a child in a hot car, call 9-1-1 immediately.
  2. Check on family members and neighbors, especially those who are older, to be sure they are keeping cool.
  3. If you have to be outside, drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated and take frequent breaks in the shade.
  4. Know the signs of heat-related illnesses.
  5. Do not use electric fans when the temperature outside is more than 95 degrees, as this could increase the risk of heat-related illness. Fans create air flow and a false sense of comfort but do not reduce body temperature.
  6. Avoid high-energy activities.
  7. Check on your pets-bring them inside and provide them with plenty of cool water.

These reminders courtesy our friends at Nextdoor. Connect with your neighbors and get neighborhood-level information from Franklin Police, intended specifically for you and your family by signing up at Nextdoor.

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Crime Stoppers cash offered for info on theft suspects

A Crime Stoppers reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of 35-year old Shanna Thomas. She is wanted for attempting to return stolen shoes shoplifted by her accomplice on July 10. That suspect (pictured below) has not yet been identified.

unidentified suspect

A Crime Stoppers reward of up to $1,000 is available for information that leads to the arrest of either suspect.

Call Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
or submit an anonymous eTip
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